First Steps - Initial Consultation
A Guide through Orthodontic Treatment
Because   of   the   commitment   required   for   a   successful   and   lasting   outcome,   your   first step   should   be   to   do   some   research   -   and   while   I   hope   this   article   helps,   you’ll probably   learn   a   lot   more   from   talking   to   people   who   have   had   braces   and   seeing their results. 
There’s    also    a    wealth    of    information    on    the    internet from    which    you    can    learn    a    great    deal    -    but    be discerning    and    recognize    when    you're    dealing    with higher risk options  as well as obvious quackery. The   British   Orthodontic   Society   is   a   good   place   to   start and   has   a   wealth   of   information   on   its   website .   We   also have   a   selection   of   leaflets   in   the   Practice   -   do   pick them up when you visit.
If   you’re   under   the   age   of   18,   you   may   qualify   for   free   orthodontic   treatment   under   the NHS   if   you   have   an   IOTN   greater   than   3.6.   The   British   Orthodontic   Society   has   a simplified    guide    on    the    NHS    IOTN    guidelines    here .    You    can    read    more    about orthodontics   on   the   NHS   here .   You   will   need   to   be   referred   for   orthodontic   treatment by your dentist or hospital and there may be a waiting list.
Initial Consultation
The   initial   consultation   is   an   opportunity   for   me   to   meet   you,   review   your   dental records,   assess   your   teeth   and   oral   hygiene   and   then   discuss   potential   options   for treatment. Treatment   options   depend   on   many   factors   including   the   complexity   and   nature   of your   case,   your   lifestyle,   your   personality   and   how   discreet   you   wish   your   treatment   to be.   I   use   a   variety   of   brace   types   and   sometimes   a   combination   to   individually   tailor your treatment plan. Here are four examples of some the braces types we use:
A    Functional    Brace    is    often    used    in    young    teenagers    to    help    correct prominent   front   teeth.   The   braces   are   removable   and   change   the   way   the   teeth bite together over a period of 6-9 months when worn full time.
Labial   braces   (Labial   -   as   in   the   lip   side)   are   the standard   non   removable   braces   that   lie   on   the   outside of   the   teeth.   The   basic   metal   ones   are   like   those   used for   NHS   treatment   should   you   qualify.   Labial   braces   may be    enhanced    through    lower    profile    metal    or    ceramic braces   which   are   tooth   coloured   and   therefore   more discreet.
Aligners,     of     which     the     most     widely     known     is Invisalign.   The   braces   consist   of   a   series   of   transparent plastic   aligners   made   to   the   orthodontist’s   specification for your mouth in a laboratory.
Lingual   braces   (Lingual   -   as   in   near   the   tongue).   Like Labial   braces,   these   are   non   removable,   but   are   fixed   to the   inside   of   the   teeth.   Unlike   Labial   braces,   which   use standard    brackets,    the    Incognito    lingual    braces    are made   from   a   gold   alloy   which   are   custom   made   to   your teeth.
copyright 2016 Orthodontics by Eva
Tel: 01962 865560
Email: eva@orthodonticsbyeva.co.uk
Dr Eva Lewin
St James Dental Practice
7 St James Terrace, Winchester, SO22 4PP
Orthodontic   treatment   requires   that   your   teeth   and   gums   are   in   a   stable   condition with   a   good   level   or   oral   hygiene.   It   is   important   you   have   a   dentist   before   I   start treatment   so   they   can   check   and   maintain   your   teeth   and   gums   during   orthodontic treatment.   The   main   risk   of   orthodontic   treatment   in   someone   with   poor   oral   hygiene is   permanent   white   marks   on   the   teeth   as   a   result   of   decalcification,   two   examples   of which are shown below. Other risks include tooth decay and gum disease.
copyright 2016 Orthodontics by Eva
A Guide through Orthodontic Treatment
First Steps Initial Consultation
Because   of   the   commitment   required   for   a successful    and    lasting    outcome,    your    first step   should   be   to   do   some   research   -   and while     I     hope     this     article     helps,     you’ll probably   learn   a   lot   more   from   talking   to people    who    have    had    braces    and    seeing their results. 
There’s   also   a   wealth   of   information   on   the internet   from   which   you   can   learn   a   great deal    -    but    be    discerning    and    recognize when   you're   dealing   with   higher   risk   options   as well as obvious quackery. The   British   Orthodontic   Society   is   a   good place     to     start     and     has     a     wealth     of information   on   its   website .   We   also   have   a selection   of   leaflets   in   the   Practice   -   do   pick them up when you visit.
If    you’re    under    the    age    of    18,    you    may qualify   for   free   orthodontic   treatment   under the   NHS   if   you   have   an   IOTN   greater   than 3.6.   The   British   Orthodontic   Society   has   a simplified   guide   on   the   NHS   IOTN   guidelines here .   You   can   read   more   about   orthodontics on    the    NHS    here .    You    will    need    to    be referred   for   orthodontic   treatment   by   your dentist    or    hospital    and    there    may    be    a waiting list.
Orthodontic    treatment    requires    that    your teeth   and   gums   are   in   a   stable   condition with    a    good    level    or    oral    hygiene.    It    is important   you   have   a   dentist   before   I   start treatment   so   they   can   check   and   maintain your    teeth    and    gums    during    orthodontic treatment.    The    main    risk    of    orthodontic treatment     in     someone     with     poor     oral hygiene   is   permanent   white   marks   on   the teeth    as    a    result    of    decalcification,    two examples   of   which   are   shown   below.   Other risks include tooth decay and gum disease.
Initial Consultation
The   initial   consultation   is   an   opportunity   for me   to   meet   you,   review   your   dental   records, assess   your   teeth   and   oral   hygiene   and   then discuss potential options for treatment. Treatment   options   depend   on   many   factors including   the   complexity   and   nature   of   your case,    your    lifestyle,    your    personality    and how   discreet   you   wish   your   treatment   to   be. I     use     a     variety     of     brace     types     and sometimes    a    combination    to    individually tailor    your    treatment    plan.    Here    are    four examples of some the braces types we use:
A    Functional    Brace    is    often    used    in young   teenagers   to   help   correct   prominent front   teeth.   The   braces   are   removable   and change   the   way   the   teeth   bite   together   over a period of 6-9 months when worn full time.
Labial   braces   (Labial   -   as   in   the   lip   side) are   the   standard   non   removable   braces   that lie   on   the   outside   of   the   teeth.   The   basic metal    ones    are    like    those    used    for    NHS treatment   should   you   qualify.   Labial   braces may    be    enhanced    through    lower    profile metal    or    ceramic    braces    which    are    tooth coloured and therefore more discreet.
Aligners,     of     which     the     most     widely known   is   Invisalign.   The   braces   consist   of   a series   of   transparent   plastic   aligners   made to   the   orthodontist’s   specification   for   your mouth in a laboratory.
Lingual   braces   ( Lingual   -   as   in   near   the tongue).   Like   Labial   braces,   these   are   non removable,   but   are   fixed   to   the   inside   of   the teeth.     Unlike     Labial     braces,     which     use standard    brackets,    the    Incognito    lingual braces   are   made   from   a   gold   alloy   which are custom made to your teeth.
copyright 2016 Orthodontics by Eva
A Guide through Orthodontic Treatment
First Steps Initial Consultation
Because   of   the   commitment   required   for   a   successful   and lasting    outcome,    your    first    step    should    be    to    do    some research   -   and   while   I   hope   this   article   helps,   you’ll   probably learn    a    lot    more    from    talking    to    people    who    have    had braces and seeing their results. 
There’s   also   a   wealth   of   information   on   the   internet   from which   you   can   learn   a   great   deal   -   but   be   discerning   and recognize   when   you're   dealing   with   higher   risk   options    as well as obvious quackery. The   British   Orthodontic   Society   is   a   good   place   to   start   and has   a   wealth   of   information   on   its   website .   We   also   have   a selection   of   leaflets   in   the   Practice   -   do   pick   them   up   when you visit.
If    you’re    under    the    age    of    18,    you    may    qualify    for    free orthodontic   treatment   under   the   NHS   if   you   have   an   IOTN greater    than    3.6.    The    British    Orthodontic    Society    has    a simplified   guide   on   the   NHS   IOTN   guidelines   here .   You   can read   more   about   orthodontics   on   the   NHS   here .   You   will need    to    be    referred    for    orthodontic    treatment    by    your dentist or hospital and there may be a waiting list.
Orthodontic   treatment   requires   that   your   teeth   and   gums are   in   a   stable   condition   with   a   good   level   or   oral   hygiene.   It is   important   you   have   a   dentist   before   I   start   treatment   so they   can   check   and   maintain   your   teeth   and   gums   during orthodontic     treatment.     The     main     risk     of     orthodontic treatment   in   someone   with   poor   oral   hygiene   is   permanent white   marks   on   the   teeth   as   a   result   of   decalcification,   two examples   of   which   are   shown   below.   Other   risks   include tooth decay and gum disease.
Initial Consultation
The   initial   consultation   is   an   opportunity   for   me   to   meet   you, review    your    dental    records,    assess    your    teeth    and    oral hygiene and then discuss potential options for treatment. Treatment   options   depend   on   many   factors   including   the complexity    and    nature    of    your    case,    your    lifestyle,    your personality   and   how   discreet   you   wish   your   treatment   to   be. I   use   a   variety   of   brace   types   and   sometimes   a   combination to    individually    tailor    your    treatment    plan.    Here    are    four examples of some the braces types we use:
A   Functional   Brace   is   often   used   in   young   teenagers   to help     correct     prominent     front     teeth.     The     braces     are removable   and   change   the   way   the   teeth   bite   together   over a period of 6-9 months when worn full time.
Labial   braces   (Labial   -   as   in   the   lip   side)   are   the   standard non   removable   braces   that   lie   on   the   outside   of   the   teeth. The   basic   metal   ones   are   like   those   used   for   NHS   treatment should   you   qualify.   Labial   braces   may   be   enhanced   through lower    profile    metal    or    ceramic    braces    which    are    tooth coloured and therefore more discreet.
Aligners,   of   which   the   most   widely   known   is   Invisalign. The   braces   consist   of   a   series   of   transparent   plastic   aligners made   to   the   orthodontist’s   specification   for   your   mouth   in   a laboratory.
Lingual   braces   (Lingual   -   as   in   near   the   tongue).   Like Labial   braces,   these   are   non   removable,   but   are   fixed   to   the inside   of   the   teeth.   Unlike   Labial   braces,   which   use   standard brackets,   the   Incognito   lingual   braces   are   made   from   a   gold alloy which are custom made to your teeth.